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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Park
“A great place for a lovely walk and a chance to see a variety of wildlife you will only see here in NZ”
  • 130 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Take in the gorgeous views from the top of Mount Victoria then walk through the Green Belt (forest) into the city”
  • 96 locals recommend
Park
“The Wellington Botanic Garden in Wellington, New Zealand, covers 25 hectares of land on the side of the hill between Thorndon and Kelburn, near central Wellington. The garden features 25 hectares of protected native forest, conifers, plant collections and seasonal displays. ”
  • 88 locals recommend
Museum
“Learn how the movie magic is made in Wellington, props, digital effects, Hobbit, LOTR, King Kong and Avatar, just to name a few classics.”
  • 87 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Something for everyone. A huge range of restaurants catering to all budgets, great bars etc”
  • 56 locals recommend
Cable Car
“Take the unique journey up to the botanical gardens for spectacular views of the city.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Café
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“Awesome atmosphere right on the beach overlooking the waves with great food - renowned. ”
  • 72 locals recommend
Establishment
“Wellington Zoo is nestled in the green belt of Wellington, New Zealand. Now over 100 years old, it was the country's first zoo and has 13-hectare (32-acre) dedicated to over 100 species of fauna from across the globe. Wellington Zoo is a significant contributor to conservation efforts including breeding programs for endangered species such as the sun bear and Sumatran tiger, as well as spreading conservation and sustainability messages to the wider community. www.wellingtonzoo.co.nz”
  • 44 locals recommend
Tunnel
“Iconic views of Wellington. Popular tourist spot. See my pin for Te Ahumairangi Hill Lookout— with better views minus the crowds :)”
  • 47 locals recommend
Beach
“Golden sand beach right in the heart of the city. You just can’t beat Wellington on a good day.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Premise
“Spiritual home to LOTR's and the best cinematic experience in NZ and arguably the best in the world - be sure to see a movie in the Grand Auditorium ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Establishment
“This full supermarket is often referred to as New World Chaffers Street, even though its official address is Wakefield Street! New World Chaffers Street is about 9-10 minutes walk from City Bach. This modern, vibrant supermarket has anything you could wish for whether to feed a family, entertain, go on a picnic, or just simply self-catering if you're visiting Wellington. The delicatessen section is a winner. The food always looks to delicious. They usually give samples to try before you buy.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Museum
“Te Papa - our national Museum has a huge range of both static and interactive displays suitable for all ages. The content changes regularly and many of the activities are free. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Establishment
“If you are a foodie, be sure to pay a visit. Five stores in one (Fresh, Grocery, Variety, Toys, and amazing wine/spirits/beer/cider selections.) Food kiosks and the Chook Wagon (rotisserie) sell prepared meals as well.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Museum
“Definitely a must do during your visit. If you are here for a few days, this is a great rainy day option. The cost is a 'gold coin donation', they do have special exhibits on and these may cost extra. This is a full days visit and there is something for everyone! ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Route
“Busiest street for shopping clothes, gifts, shoes, perfume. 30 minutes bus rides or 20minutes drive”
  • 34 locals recommend